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So let's tally up the components you need. You'll need to buy more RAM, a new video card, a new monitor, and a new motherboard. And then as if that weren't bad enough, you'll have to buy Vista itself. At that point you'll go from being mad about having to upgrade so many components to downright confused about what to get, because there will be twenty different versions of Vista. I'm not going to bother listing them all, so you can go to this site to take a gander.

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"Trusted Computing", yes, they sure are trusting. I cant wait untill someone cracks through that Micro$haft scum.
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Ok I'll go Dual Core, get the G80, and buy 2 (2x1gb) OCZ Plat and I'll be set.
    
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Holy Crap, 20 versions of Vista? And does the DFI Lanparty SLI-DR Expert fit the standards for Vista?
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Since there are no video cards to THIS date that can run vista, its gonna cost a LOTT of money to get one that can, once vista comes out of course.
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Since there are no video cards to THIS date that can run vista, its gonna cost a LOTT of money to get one that can, once vista comes out of course.
Odd. I thought the 7900 series where labeled as "Vista Ready". Well hell I guess nVidia lied?

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NVIDIA offers a complete top-to-bottom line up of NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics processing units (GPUs) that will take full advantage of the new Windows Vista™ features and functionality when the final OS is released.
Thanks for clueing us in amigo.

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All DirectX9 cards are vista ready...........
    
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post #8 of 86
Yea, that's right. I hear that they will be running through emulation.
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post #9 of 86
Vista is going to Cost way too much money and in the long Run seriously will not be worth it at all. Im sticking with XP if its true that you need to do all these upgrades.
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im lost why do ya have to buy a new moniter ?????
    
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